The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened to international trading, Monday morning, with slight gains in mixed trading. About 45 minutes into the session, the TA Composite Index stood at 1,081.29, up .01 percent from Sunday's close, while the TA 100 slipped .02 percent to 1,080.02; the same percentage loss meaning a posting of 1,202.79 for the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 rose .46 percent to 954.61.
Leading the gainers was the oil and natural-gas index, which advanced .27 percent to 1,140.12, followed by the most of the technology issues, which stood at 308.90, up .19 percent, while the biomed stocks declined .17 percent to 851.22. The bank index stood at 1,152.18, down .08 percent, as the financial institutions lost .17 percent to 1,104.78, including a .41-percent drop to 1,311.46 by the insurance issues. The real-estate stocks stood at 341.36, down .09 percent, and the communications index fell half a percent to 570.61.